Verizon had an obligation under the law to set up a system by which employees could track and record their time and failed to do so.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011
On April 21, 2011, Plaintiffs Margaret Hughes and Randall Boone filed a putative collective action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia seeking overtime pay from their former employer, Verizon Communications. The Complaint asserts that Verizon failed to pay its Business Solutions Group employees overtime pay they were due under the law. The named-Plaintiffs brought the action on behalf of themselves and those who at any time during the past three years were (a) employed by Verizon Communications in its Business Solutions Group in a non-supervisory position that involved selling products and/or services from inside the office, and (b) paid on a salary plus commissions compensation structure. Plaintiffs assert that due to the nature of the payment structure and their job duties, they are not exempt from being paid overtime pay under the law, and should have been paid for their overtime hours worked.
Michele R. Fisher, a partner with Nichols Kaster, PLLP stated, "When our clients approached Verizon about not being paid properly, Verizon agreed that they owed them overtime pay but only for the hours that the employees could document with time and date stamped emails. Employees are entitled to be paid for the overtime hours they actually worked, regardless of whether they have physical proof of that time. Verizon had an obligation under the law to set up a system by which employees could track and record their time and failed to do so. We are seeking payment for our clients for all of their overtime hours worked, plus liquidated damages."
The case is titled Hughes et al v. Verizon Communications et al, Case No. 1:11cv430 (E.D. VA). The group is represented by Michele Fisher and Rachhana Srey of Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are also represented by Nicholas Woodfield of the Employment Law Group in Washington, D.C. Additional information about the case can be found at http://www.overtimecases.com or by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.
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